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The long-awaited tank destroyers have arrived on the Ukrainian front

According to French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu, the wheeled armored vehicles, called “light tanks” by the French, have received good feedback from their Ukrainian operators so far, so he is “preparing for new decisions” with French President Emmanuel Macron.

The first AMX-10 RC combat vehicles arrived in Ukraine at the end of February, 14 of the promised 40 in the first round.

The AMX-10 RC is a light-armoured, fast vehicle with a main weapon, a 105mm tank gun, capable of taking on most Russian armored vehicles. However, the vehicle’s thin armor makes them vulnerable even to bullets from larger caliber machine guns.

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